From McGarvey, J.W., Sermons delivered in Louisville, Kentucky (Cincinnati: Standard Publishing Company, no date), first published 1894. A sermon delivered by J.W. McGarvey at the Broadway Christian Church, Lexington, KY, 11 June 1893. J.W. (John William) McGarvey (1829-1911) was one of the leading ministers and religious educators of the American Restoration Movement.
In this sermon McGarvey briefly addresses some of the major philosophical and moral objections to the doctrine of eternal punishment: 1) Isn't eternal punishment out of proportion to the offenses committed by humanity? 2) If God created a world in which the majority of people would be doomed to hell, doesn't that make God a failure? 3) How can anyone be happy in heaven, knowing that the majority of humanity (including loved ones) are in hell? This sermon was paired with "Sin and its Punishment," delivered at the morning service on the same date. Recorded by David Russell Hamrick.